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Consultant in Emergency Medicine (5 posts)

NHS Grampian
(£84,984 - £112,925)
Closing date
16 May 2021

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Specialist doctor, Emergency medicine
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

NHS Grampian has a thrilling opportunity for 5 highly skilled, enthusiastic and motivated, newly qualified or established Consultants to join our Emergency Department (ED) teams in the North of Scotland with dual site working in both a specialised tertiary centre and a district general hospital. 

The successful candidates will not only play a key role in the continuing development of the Departments of Emergency Medicine in the region’s three acute hospitals, serving a total population of approximately 500,000 with in excess of 100,000 ED attendances per annum, but also help in our endeavour to enhance services for the local populations, through innovation, technology, collaboration and governance, with a cohesive regional leadership. This is an exciting time to be part of our transformation programme.  

We would expect the candidates to join our current established teams serving the Grampian region, stretching from the Cairngorm mountains to the North Sea oil rigs providing emergency medicine service in a modern city and rural setting. 

This recruitment drive will increase our Consultant teams with not only an opportunity to be part of a busy tertiary level major trauma centre but also to work in a district general hospital between Aberdeen and Inverness. 

We are committed to providing a healthy work-life balance and promoting an environment which will attract and retain high quality colleagues, interested candidates can enjoy the prospect of a choice of country or city living in beautiful surroundings.  

The post holders will join a substantive multi-disciplinary team and will be well supported working in a modern, friendly and well-equipped hospitals in Dr Gray’s Hospital, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary and Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital which are affiliated with the University of Aberdeen, Robert Gordon’s University and the University of the Highlands and Islands.  

Across all sites we have a modern teaching capacity with further educational and conference facilities located in centres available to all successful candidates. There is an expectation that you will participate in a regional governance and teaching programmes. 

At Aberdeen Royal Infirmary the Emergency Department is based in the Emergency Care Centre (ECC), a modern purpose-designed facility to support integrated Unscheduled Care Service and Emergency Medicine. It includes dedicated areas for major and minor presentations, a resuscitation room, dedicated diagnostics, assessment and observation facilities and is physically linked to the Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital whose Emergency Department for Paediatric presentations which is covered clinically by the same body of Consultants as the adult department. 

At Dr Gray’s Emergency Department, we care for a full range of both adult and paediatric cases, including trauma as part of the North of Scotland Major Trauma Network to providing critical care to patients being retrieved to an ICU in a tertiary receiving centre. Emergency medicine in Dr Gray’s covers a wide variety of presentations in a compact but well-equipped unit with adjacent imaging, lab diagnostics and supporting specialties, giving a Consultant the flexibility to demonstrate their wider clinical expertise. 

Depending on the Consultant’s clinical commitment across both sites we expect successful applicants to participate in the on-call rotas.  On-call rota will be limited to a maximum of 1: 6 on-call and 1: 6 weekend working combined.  We are looking for Emergency Medicine Consultants to work up to a 10PA contract on a flexible annualised basis.  Detailed job plan will be negotiable upon successful application and interview.  

We are supported by a comprehensive multi-disciplinary workforce of Emergency Medical Practitioners, Advanced Nurse Practitioners, Associate Specialists, Core, Specialty, Foundation and GP trainees as well as Physician Associates, Allied Healthcare Professions and Minor Injuries nurse-led teams. 

This post will allow the successful candidate the opportunity to develop individual interests pertinent to the local facility. These could include but are not limited to;  

Aberdeen Royal Infirmary
Major Trauma Care Delivery
Pre-hospital care
Imaging Diagnostics
Critical Care & Anaesthesia
Varieties of surgical & medical interests

Dr Gray’s Hospital
Pre-hospital, trauma & retrieval care
Imaging Diagnostics
MSK / sports injury interests

Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital
Paediatrics interests 
Neonatal & Womens Healthcare

We have a strong affiliation with the Scottish RCEM Board, The Scottish Trauma Network and Faculty of Pre-hospital Care with consultant colleagues sitting in formal positions on all of these boards. 

Grampian provides the perfect solution to all interests and lifestyles. Aberdeen has one of the most buoyant economy’s in the UK outside of London and offers all the attractions of any major city. Aberdeenshire and Moray boast many picturesque towns and villages within easy commuting distance and provides access to an enormous range of outdoor pursuits, ranging from fishing to skiing. There are excellent transport links across and with adjoining regions with Edinburgh and Glasgow, less than 2 hours by train and the ever-expanding Aberdeen and Inverness airports having multiple flights daily to London (1 hour) and many other destinations across the UK and Europe. 

NHS Grampian welcomes applications from both newly qualified and established Consultants in Emergency Medicine to join and expand a diverse, enthusiastic and dedicated team. 

Full registration with a licence to practise with the GMC is required. For more information visit 

Those trained in the UK should have evidence of higher specialist training leading to CCT or be within 6 months of confirmed entry on the GMC Specialist Register from date of interview. 
Alternatively, applicants should possess a CESR / CESR (CP).    
Applications from doctors with appropriate specialist training and experience who are not listed on the GMC Specialist Register can be considered for a Locum Consultant post (up to 12 months) if no substantive Consultant appointment is made.  Whilst in locum employment, an application to obtain a CESR / CESR (CP) and entry onto the Specialist Register can be made. 

Interested parties are encouraged to speak with, Divisional Clinical Director, Division of Unscheduled Care on (01224) 559905.

Apply for this post by clicking the apply button and search for the above Ref No.  

Closing date:  Sunday, 16 May 2021.


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